1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Fastback Lightweight
In 1964, Ford continued their lightweight program of the Galaxie and included it in the “Availability of Ford products for 1964 drag events” which was sent out to district offices.
Two distinct cars were offered. First, the “Super Stock 427 Fairlane tudor sedan” and the “A-Stock, a Galaxie 500 tudor hardtop with the 427 8V engine” also known as the Galaxie 500 Lightweight Fastback.
The 500 Lightweight made use of a fiberglass hood with an enormous scoop, a lightweight chassis and Ford’s R-code 427/425 HP High Riser engine.
Inside the cars were fully stripped with rubber floormats, radio delete, heater delete and bucket seats.
Our feature car was part of the Dick Bridges Collection and was fully restored in the original combination of Wimbledon White with a red interior.
Story by Richard Michael Owen
|block material||Cast Iron|
|fuel feed||Dual Holley four-barrel carburetors|
|displacement||6997 cc / 427 in³|
|power||316.9 kw / 425 bhp|
|specific output||60.74 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Steel Body w/Fiberglass fenders, hood, trunk over Factory Lightened Frame|
|transmission||Borg-Warner T10 4-Speed Manual|
Auction Sales History
1963½ Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight 3N66R144637 – sold for $88,000 One of only 212 built to drag racing specification at the direction of Ford’s Merchandising Department. Originally delivered to a Ford dealership in Hawaii. A correct R-Code 427ci/425hp engine and T-10 transmission were acquired from a donor car. Thorough, six-year, bare-frame restoration. Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight 4A66R145461 – sold for $170,000. Galaxie Lightweight. 1 of 25 produced with an automatic transmission. Fiberglass tear-drop hood. R-Code 427/425 HP engine. High rise intake manifold. Dual Holley carburetors. Heater and seat belt delete. Fully restored in Wimbledon White with Red interior. Period Firestone Lightning Drag cheater slicks. Listed in the Ford A/Stocker memo. Delivered new to Vels Ford Sales in Torrance, California. Sold new to Allen Besselievre Jr. in San Diego. Documented with the Owner Card and copy of window sticker. Accompanied with Ford memos and telegraphs about the 427 Galaxies. Auction Source: Kissimmee 2014, #WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum